“If you don’t see one you can’t be one”. Artwork


I decided to do this design because I think it's very bright and colourful. I also did this design because I didn't know anything about the man who made up the phrase so I decided to think about the sentence and then I realised something. All the words that were in the sentence I could draw as pictures so that's when I came up with this design to draw the sentence rather than write it and then I put the words above the pictures.

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  • Hammond School logo interesting_beetle | Hammond Junior School F
    26 Jun 2020

    l like the idea for this post.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School generous_seagull | Lyons Hall Primary School A
    27 Jun 2020

    I like the idea a lot! Can you explain more? For example more about the quote? What quote would you make do to do with art?

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_orchard | Michael Faraday School
    28 Jun 2020

    Fantastic_world, thank you for this mesmerizing content and spectacular artwork!

    However, you would need to analyse the full meaning of the quote to be able to say more regarding the quote, to understand how much more of meaning there is. Here is my perspective of what I think this quote fully means.

    "If you don't see one, you can't be one."

    I think this quote is based on the kind of aptitude you can have in life. For example, if you're not too good and sports and you loath it, you can't see yourself becoming an athlete. Therefore, if your present self cannot see your future self as an athlete, then you cannot and most likely will not be an athlete. Thus, this is what I think the meaning of the quote is. However, based on the immaculate pictures you've drawn, it's made me think differently. Take this image for example: (http://www.themost10.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Seated-Woman-Marie-Therese-By-Pablo-Picasso.jpg) This is one of Pablo Picasso's paintings. Some may think that this fabrication is quite peculiar as some many contrasting colours and hues do not form a "normal" looking woman. However, one's opinion may see this as an abstract and a beautiful painting as it may seem mesmerizing for them how Pablo Picasso has managed to bring many different obscure shapes together into one, beautiful picture. So, if you cannot see one's perspective you cannot be in one's perspective.

    In conclusion, this is what I think the possibly full meaning of the quote "If you can't see one, you can't be one is".

    Thank you very much for reading!


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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      memorable_orchard's comment 29 Jun 2020

      This is an interesting way of looking at the quote, memorable_orchard. You've highlighted there's a range of interpreting quotes, though in this instance we're looking at it in the context of art being accessible and inclusive, so the main focus is on people "seeing" other people who are like them achieving success, and inspiring them. For example, Barack Obama, as the first black President of the United States, often spoke of how he wanted to show other black people that they could also achieve such high office. But you make a curious point about how our mental attitude and positive approach is also something we should consider with how accessible we make art to ourselves.

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      1. Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_orchard | Michael Faraday School
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 29 Jun 2020

        Oh, okay! Thank you for the explanation, Tom.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School generous_seagull | Lyons Hall Primary School A
    01 Jul 2020

    I see it as, if you want to be a teacher for example, you can’t because you can’t see any teachers so you can not be a teacher. I don’t know if I understood it correctly but this is what I think.

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ the BNC
      generous_seagull's comment 01 Jul 2020

      I think you're almost there generous_seagull! Have a read of Tom's comment above as he gives a few more examples that might help.

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      1. Lyons Hall Primary School generous_seagull | Lyons Hall Primary School A
        Katie @ the BNC's comment 10 Jul 2020

        I think it’s where you get inspired because, if there is no one that is for example a art teacher, then you won’t get inspired by looking at them because there is no art teachers. And also your kind of inspiring to be a art teacher, so black people think they are not good enough to do anything but everyone can do anything if they actually try so people are inspiring them.

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  • Halsnead logo hopeful_city | Halsnead Primary School
    08 Jul 2020

    Hello. I'm hopeful_city. Don't take this the wrong way, but I think this post is too short. It needs to have an opinion, an idea. I love the main theme, but I think you should tell us more. I would like to know who made up that phrase. You should really tell us
    Why you chose this for a post
    How you found out about it
    And who made it up.

    All I'm saying is it could be improved. Like I said, please don't take this comment the wrong way. I love the artwork! 😋

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